The 2014 Tomato Harvest Is Underway

Tomatoes can be consumed as a fresh product or as a processed commodity in the form of canned tomatoes (whole or pieces), paste, pulp, puree or sauce. In Bayan Nur, Inner Mongolia, approximately 90% of the fresh tomato crop is processed into ingredient tomato paste and other concentrate tomato products. Harvest began in the first week of August,(2014) in the Bayan Nur’s growing area.

2009-2013 Tomato production situation in Bayan Nur, Inner Mongolia, China
Year Planting acreage(ha) Fresh Tomatoes(MT) Price For Raw Tomatoes(RMB/MT) Tomato Paste(MT) Price For Tomato Paste(USD/MT) RMB against US Dollar
2009 30666 230 350 31.5 700-800 1:6.832
2010 26667 195 395 23.2 700-750 1:6.795
2011 25267 192 420 26 600-650 1:6.313
2012 16133 26.5 404 3.6 800-850 1:6.312
2013 5333 35 585 4.7 1000-1150 1:6.15

Bayan Nur, an tomato production bases in Inner Mongolia in China, produced 0.35 million metric tons of processing tomatoes last year, tomato planting area, tomato production and tomato paste production is the lowest in recent 10 years.

Tomatoes are a good size, not a lot of insect damage. Heesure Company will finish on a good run in 2014.

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